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  • In early February, the Italian Cultural Institute in LA will host "Filming on Italy" to promote the country as a prime filming location, featuring special guests Oliver Stone and Riccardo Scamarcio, along with exclusive film screenings.
  • Gianfranco Rosi’s 2016 Italian documentary film, which highlights the harsh realities of the migrant crisis in Lampedusa, will compete against the 4 other nominations in its category at the 89th Academy Awards on February 26.
  • An intimate audience gathered at La MaMa theater in Manhattan for an "Italian Miracle" and to welcome Dario D’Ambrosi, a luminary in the world of theater for the disabled and founder of "L'Associazione del Teatro Patologico" (Pathological Theater) in Rome. Since its founding, D'Ambrosi's Pathological Theater has grown into a university-level degree called "Teatro Integrato Dell'Emozione" (Integrated Theater of Emotion) at the University of Studies of Tor Vergata.
  • Italy on the Screen Today - #Wind of Europe Project# Paola Cortellesi and Alessandro Gassman in 'Gli ultimi saranno gli ultimi'
    This past weekend Stony Brook University hosted its 13th Annual Center for Italian Studies Festival of New Italian Cinema. The festival was held in the theater of the Charles B. Wang Center. This year’s festival was organized in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale ArtMedia (Rome, Italy). The event presented “Italy on Screen Today/Wind of Europe,” which is a project that aims to promote Italian contemporary cinema. The festival associate, Giacomo Rocchini, introduced the films and highlighted cultural anecdotes and important themes of each.
  • A scene of Fuocoammare by Gianfranco Rosi
    Fuocoammare or Fire at Sea, by Gianfranco Rosi, has been officially announced as a nominee for the upcoming Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film in February 2017. This documentary is a close look into the harsh reality of the European Refugee Crisis on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
  • Perfect Strangers is an ensemble film featuring Valerio Mastandrea in the role of Lele, Anna Foglietta in the role of his wife Carlotta, Kasia Smutniak in the role of Eva, Marco Giallini in the role of her husband Rocco, Alba Rohrwacher in the role of Bianca, Edoardo Leo in the role of her husband Cosimo and Giuseppe Battiston in the role of Peppe, the only single guy. Directed by Paolo Genovese, Perfect Strangers is going to be competing at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in the International Narrative Competition.
  • Perfetti Sconosciuti - Trailer Ufficiale
    The Italian film Perfetti Sconosciuti (Perfect Strangers) directed by Paolo Genovese is part of this year's official selection – the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in the International Narrative Competition
  • Interview with Carla Cattani Head of Contemporary Cinema Promotion at Istituto Luce Cinecittà – Filmitalia. If festivals of Italian Cinema like Open Roads, currently taking place at Lincoln Center, exist, it is thanks to institutions like Istituto Luce Cinecittà – Filmitalia. It was created to promote Italian cinema on an international level, and to increase the distribution of Italian films on the foreign market.

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